• Book on Kim Hoang folk painting launched

    Book on Kim Hoang folk painting launched

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    January 30,2019 04:14 PM

    A book on Kim Hoang folk painting has been launched by a group of Vietnamese at the Culture Exchange Centre in Hanoi.

    The book, a hard working project of Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Hoa, Director of the Vietnam Ceramic Museum, professor Trinh Sinh and photographer Le Bich, aims to honour and preserve the folk painting as well as the heritage of the country.

    With the support of artisans from Kim Hoang village, folk painting collectors, painters, photographers and culture researchers, the book was introduced to public with information and hundreds of illustration pictures, providing an overview about Kim Hoang village, the history, the making process and the art of the folk paintings, and its role in the Vietnam.  

    On the occasion of the launching, it also introduced how the paintings applied in the modern life, for example, new paintings and products using typical patterns in the paintings like the image of pigs in ceramic products for decoration in the coming new year as the  zodiac animal for the lunar year of 2019.

    Kim Hoang is a famous genre of folk paintings in the northern Red River delta provinces dating back to the 18th century. Along with Hang Trong and Dong Ho, Kim Hoang paintings were well received in the 19th century, but the tradition of making the paintings gradually declined and was ultimately lost in the middle of the 20th century. They mostly portray fixtures in the simple lives of people in the northern delta region, such as buffaloes, pigs, chicken, and village life on the Lunar New Year.    

  • Italian wine on show

    Italian wine on show

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    November 29,2018 01:58 PM

    The Italian Trade Agency (ITA), with support from the Embassy of Italy in Vietnam and the Consulate General of Italy in Ho Chi Minh City, is organizing “Borsa Vini Italiani 2018” in Hanoi from November 28 to 30.

    Thirty-one wineries from 12 regions in Italy are showcasing their wines in the city. Winemakers from northern Italy are from Piedmont, Lombardy, Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, and Emilia Romagna, while those from central Italy are from Tuscany and Marche and those from the south are from Campania, Apulia, Calabria, Sicily and Sardinia. Of the 31, eleven are special wineries from the south. All are introducing excellent wines that are quite new in the international market.

    Occupying a large space at the Food - Hotel- Hanoi (FHH2018) exhibition at the I.C.E National Exhibition Centre, 91 Tran Hung Dao Street, the Italian wine booths are always crowded. Visitors have the chance to taste wine, discuss potential cooperation, and attend seminars on food and wine pairing.

    “We plan to launch more wine trade fairs to introduce our ‘national beverage’ to Vietnamese consumers,” said Mr. Paolo Lemma, Trade Commissioner at ITA in Vietnam.  “I also believe that, with extremely competitive prices, Italian wines will soon become familiar among local people.”

    He also shared his personal experience in pairing Vietnamese food with Italian wine. “Having a glass of red wine while eating ‘pho bo’ (noodle soup with beef) is outstanding,” he said. “Italian wine helps support the digestion process, and at the same time helps raise the strong taste of a hot bowl of noodle soup.” Mr. Paolo expects white wine to become more popular in the country, since “the Vietnamese habit of eating vegetables, fish and seafood rather than meat as well as the hot weather will make white wine the best pairing,” he said.

  • Silk Path Grand Resort & Spa Sapa awarded 2 notable prizes by 2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards

    Silk Path Grand Resort & Spa Sapa awarded 2 notable prizes by 2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    November 14,2018 04:58 PM

    Silk Path Grand Resort & Spa Sapa has won 2 world’s prestigious awards “Global Luxury Garden Resort” and “Asia’s Luxury Mountain Resort” in World Luxury Hotel Awards 2018 Gala Ceremony, held at Bali, Indonesia on 10th November, 2018.

    World Luxury Hotel Awards is a recognized global organization providing luxury hotels & resorts with recognition for their world class facilities and service excellence provided to guests. Winners were chosen based on customers’ votes all over the world. It was also rated by a global panel of consultants situated amongst 144 countries.

    Boasting Luxury Mountain Resort award in Asia, Silk Path Grand Resort & Spa Sapaperches on its own picturesque hill overlooking the marvelous Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range andsurrender guests to the allure of mountain life with breathtaking views of spectacular mountains and glistening rice terraces of Sapa.

    Significantly, the Global Luxury Garden Resort award honors Silk Path Grand Resort & Spa as a wonderful land of flowers with hundreds of old garden roses, hydrangea, peach blossoms planted around the resort and fresh fragrances from your private room, balcony, terrace and along the path...offering guests a memorable experience in the poetic floral paradise in the northwest of Vietnam.

    Silk Path Grand Resort & Spa Sapa is an exceptional blend of local culture of ethnic groups, French Indochina architecture and vibrant Sapa touches amidst the charms of Northwest Vietnam. Its refined style inspired by the magnificent French colonial mansions boasts the delicate art of luxury design with 152 superb rooms. By winning the 2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards in the first year of operation, the resort has confirmed our service quality and position in the hospitality industry in Vietnam, Asia as well as the world.

  • “The sense of Tet 2019” with Six Senses Con Dao

    “The sense of Tet 2019” with Six Senses Con Dao

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    December 19,2018 07:15 AM

    This year, Six Senses Con Dao has designed “The sense of Tet 2019” for an ideal offer for the coming Christmas and New Year. If you book from now till Deember 31 2018, for stays during Feb 01st to Feb 12th 2019 you will enjoy the following privileges including private pool villa with ocean view, daily buffet breakfast, Tet Set Dinner per stay (excluding beverage), sunset getaway trip for adults per stay. 30–minute foot massage per stay, resort signature Tet activities & experiences: Tet & Chung cake making for kids, morning yoga, jungle movie, turtle hatchling telease, claims collecting, home-made ice-cream and others (subject to weather condition & availability), and roundtrip shared van transfers from Con Son Airport for standard number of occupants per villa.

    It starts from only VND 15,750,000++/night for 02 persons. Package including of accommodation and flight tickets is available on request. This offer is applicable to new bookings with a minimum three-night stay, for local residents and expatriates living and working in Vietnam. Offer is subject to other terms and conditions. 

    Six Senses Con Dao is set in a protected national marine park in Con Dao, an island off the southern coast of Vietnam. Comprising 50 contemporary private pool villas, the resort has been recognized as a top eco lodge by National Geographic Traveler.

  • Travel Cooperation Agreement signed by Vietnam & Philippines Travel Associations

    Travel Cooperation Agreement signed by Vietnam & Philippines Travel Associations

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    November 16,2018 06:04 PM

    The cooperation agreement is in the framework to welcoming the delegation travel agents from Philippines to Vietnam in searching of promotional tourism opportunities, organized by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.

    The signing ceremony took place on November 11, 2018 with the participation of Mr. Ha Van Sieu, Deputy General Director of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, HE. Noel Servingon, Ambassador of Philippines to Vietnam, and Mr. Trinh Xuan Tung, Head of Tourism Management Department, Hanoi Tourism Department.

    14 travel companies from Philippines and the alliance of six Vietnamese tourism companies (or so-called Vietnam Travel Group) including Tien Phong Travel, Vietcharm Tour, Hanoi Tourist, ANZ Travel, Postum Travel and VNA Travel were pledged to strengthen the corperation between the two countries in the field of tourism.

    "This event is a valuable opportunity for Vietnam Tourism Department to introduce attractive Vietnamese tourist destinations to  Filipinos friends, opens up potentials and opportunities for exchanging visitors between the two countries in the future,” said Mr. Ha Van Sieu at the ceremony.

    At the event, the Ambassador of the Philippines also shared that he was surprised and fascinated with the beauty of nature in Vietnam such as Ban Gioc Waterfall in Cao Bang province, Halong Bay or Bai Dinh - Ninh Binh and hope that more and more Filipinos will know about such of these great places and come to visit in the near future. On the contrary, he also expected that there will be many Vietnamese tourists come to visit the Philippines in the coming years.

    Among 13 million international tourists to Vietnam in 2017, the number of Filipinos tourists ranked in the top 20, reaching the number of 133,543 visitors. In the first eight months of 2018, the number of Filipino tourists to Vietnam reached 96,893, an increase of 12% over the same period in 2017.

  • Six Senses Con Dao offers special deal

    Six Senses Con Dao offers special deal

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    November 07,2018 09:00 AM

    This year, Christmas comes early with a very special offer from Six Senses Con Dao. If you book from now till November 30 2018, you will get an exclusive rate from VND29,990,000 ($1,290) for Ocean view duplex villa a night for 02 persons. It is the biggest present of the year for daily Bed & Breakfast at Ocean View Duplex Pool Villa, round-trip air tickets to Con Dao from HCMC per stay or Christmas buffet on December 24 2018 (excluding beverage) & 60-minute Signature Body Massage per stay and roundtrip shared van transfers from Con Son Airport for maximum number of occupants per villa.

    Six Senses Con Dao is set in a protected national marine park in Con Dao, an island off the southern coast of Vietnam. Comprising 50 contemporary private pool villas, the resort has been recognized as a top eco lodge by National Geographic Traveler.

     Please contact our reservation team via + 84 254 3831 222 or reservations -condao@sixsenses.com referring CODE XMAS18 to book or for any further information.

  • The ‘Taste of Indonesia’

    The ‘Taste of Indonesia’

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    December 02,2018 12:06 PM

    Indonesia Embassy in Hanoi held the ‘Taste of Indonesia’ on 30 November at the only Indonesian restaurant in town, the Batavia Restaurant & Café. The event is aimed at to introduce to it partners and friends in Vietnam about the diversity of Indonesian cuisines such as Soto, Satay or Rendang, the entitled ‘most delicious food in the world’ according to CNNGo 2011.

    Indonesian cuisine is considered as one of the most vibrant can colorful cuisine in the world with around 5,340 traditional recipes.  The cuisine varies greatly by region and has many different influences.

    “The embassy would like to host this special culinary event at Batavia restaurant, aiming at to promote Indonesia through the restaurant. We hope that more and more Vietnamese people are getting used to and starting to love the spices of Indonesia cuisine,” said the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Vietnam, H.E Mr. Ibnu Hadi, “The event is also intended to celebrate our friendship and cooperation between Indonesia and Vietnam as well as within the ASEAN family”

    Established since 2016, Batavia Restaurant & Café is the only Indonesian restaurant in Hanoi to meet the needs of customers who long for Indonesian cuisines, and also those caring and seeking for Halal food in clean and friendly atmosphere. The restaurant has been recently relocated to No 116 Ngoc Ha Street in Ba Dinh District.

  • Crowne Plaza® West Hanoi Won the 2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards

    Crowne Plaza® West Hanoi Won the 2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    November 16,2018 09:47 AM

    The hotel is honored to be awarded as "Best Luxury Business Hotel - South East Asia" at the 2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards organized in Bali, Indonesia with the participation of 1000 hotels all over the world

    "Luxury Business Hotel" is one of categories of the “World Luxury Hotel Awards” which is the pinnacle of achievement by a luxury hotel, offering recognition for gaining the respect of guests and industry players alike. Winners were determined based on votes of travellers, hotel guests, hospitality experts and general public during 4 weeks.

    “To be considered for "Luxury Business Hotel, Regional Winner of South East Asia" is a great honor and a privilege for Crowne Plaza® West Hanoi,” says Mr. Barun Jolly, General Manager of Crowne Plaza® West Hanoi, “It reaffirms ourselves that our hotel has been successfully delivering the outstanding services to our customers, especially as the recognition goes beyond the country, reaching out to the region for the first time.”

    Crowne Plaza® West Hanoi, an IHG® hotel, located in the business district of Hanoi, is only minutes away from the National Convention Center, National Stadium and 30 minutes away from Noi Bai International Airport. This 5-star Hotel & Residences complex boasts of 524 premium hotel & residence rooms as well as other multi-purposed restaurants and bars offer a wide range of international and local cuisines. The hotel also has an extensive relaxation zone in the 4th floor, inclusive of fitness, steam, sauna, jacuzzi, spa treatments, outdoor swimming pool, allowing guests to truly make the most of their stay.

  • 1st boutique Heritage Cruises in Halong Bay

    1st boutique Heritage Cruises in Halong Bay

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    October 27,2018 10:18 AM

    Heritage Cruises of Heritage Dragon and Heritage Phoenix had the keel-laying ceremony of Heritage Cruises on 19 October at Vietnam's Nam Phat shipyard in Quang Ninh Province.

    Heritage Cruises derives inspiration for its boutique concept and design from the heritage ships of the patriotic entrepreneur Bach Thai Buoi, who transformed transportation on the waterways of Tonkin in the north of Vietnam in the early 20th century. The vessels feature 20 cabins spread over three decks, two restaurants, indoor and outdoor lounges, gym, game room, gallery, bars, spa, and the first on-board swimming pool in the Halong Bay region. The first two cruise ships have been named after the Phi Long and Phi Phuong, the very first cruise ships among 30 owned by Bach Thai Buoi, who was referred to as the King of Ocean and River Cruises in Vietnam in the bygone century.

  • VnEconomy - Nhịp sống kinh tế Việt Nam và thế giới

Vietnam EconomicTimes © 2014. All right reserved

An electronic media of Vietnam Economic Times - Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam.

Other publications of the contents this website as well as their reproductions must be approved in writing by Vietnam Economic Times.

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Dao Nguyen Cat

Licence No 04/GP-PTTH&TTDT on April 23,2014

Head Office: 98 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay District, Hanoi

Tel: (84-24) 375 2050 / Fax: (84-24) 3755 2058

Email: info.theguide@tbkt.vn ; editortheguide@gmail.com